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How IEN is Supporting the Education of the Next Generatio...

IEN focuses on addressing inequality and the climate crisis by mobilizing capital through endowments, retirement funds, and student-managed investment funds (SMIFs). This spring, we released a new report on the state of the field of SMIFs, highlighting the assets under management, fund structure, and sustainable investing strategies used by SMIFs. SMIFs provide an experiential education opportunity for students interested in finance by allowing students to actively participate in financial markets by managing a real investment portfolio. These SMIFs support students in gaining real-world experience and developing their professional networks, frequently resulting in high job placement rates.

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IEN Members Insight: A Snapshot of the 2020 Intentional E...

The annual member survey is one of the ways in which we assess how members are engaging with the network, what they find useful, and what priorities are emerging for this community. This post provides a snapshot of what IEN members had to say about their participation in the network.

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IEN Q&A: Defined Contribution Plans with an ESG Overlay: ...

Amrita Sareen, Senior Advisor at the Intentional Endowment Network in this post interviews five investment experts on the challenges of ESG focused retirements plans. Click here to access previous interviews 

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Impact Update: Net Zero for Everyone

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference April 2021: Making Net Zero Portfolios the New Norm

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Congratulations to Board Member Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

We are so proud to share two well-deserved recognitions of achievement for our Board Member, Dianne Dillon-Ridgley.

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Five Top Things Endowments Needs to Know About IEN Racial...

This post by Gwladys Ngatchou, of IEN, is part of a series in which IEN members and network partners share their thinking about intentional endowment investing to address racial injustice and other diversity, equity, and inclusion themes. Follow along to read members' insights on five points endowments and institutions can learn and apply from IEN’s primer to gain financial returns while investing for a just and sustainable economy.

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Statement on the Attack on the US Capitol Building

The violent insurrection at the US Capitol yesterday was an horrific attack on democracy.  We join many others in condemning those involved, including Donald Trump for inciting this violence and praising those defacing the Capitol Building and terrorizing those serving our nation.  We have been heartened by the strong statements from college and university presidents across the country.  It is crucial that higher education and the investment industry call out this ongoing threat to our democracy.   It is also critical to recognize that so many of the lies and conspiracy theories threatening a peaceful transfer of power are fueled by explicitly racist ideologies proactively working to preserve and strengthen white supremacy in America.  Colleges and universities must continue to enhance...

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The Top Two Questions I Hear from Investors Exploring CDFIs

This post by Andrea Longton of Opportunity Finance Network is part of a series in which IEN members share their thinking about intentional investing in the face of the global pandemic. Follow along to get insight into the new challenges and opportunities we as a network are facing. 

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DOL Paves the Way for ERISA Plan ESG Investments in Final...

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A New Approach to Investing in Public Stocks through a Ra...

This post by Keith Beverly, of GRID 202 Partners, is part of a series in which IEN members and network partners share their thinking about intentional endowment investing to address racial injustice and other diversity, equity, and inclusion themes. Follow along to read members' insights on how to invest in public stocks through Racial Equity Lens. 

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A New Approach to Investing in Public Stocks through a Ra...

This post by Keith Beverly, of GRID 202 Partners, is part of a series in which IEN members and network partners share their thinking about intentional endowment investing to address racial injustice and other diversity, equity, and inclusion themes. Follow along to read members' insights on how to invest in public stocks through Racial Equity Lens. 

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DOL Paves the Way for ERISA Plan ESG Investments in Final...

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The Top Two Questions I Hear from Investors Exploring CDFIs

This post by Andrea Longton of Opportunity Finance Network is part of a series in which IEN members share their thinking about intentional investing in the face of the global pandemic. Follow along to get insight into the new challenges and opportunities we as a network are facing. 

Read More


Statement on the Attack on the US Capitol Building

The violent insurrection at the US Capitol yesterday was an horrific attack on democracy.  We join many others in condemning those involved, including Donald Trump for inciting this violence and praising those defacing the Capitol Building and terrorizing those serving our nation.  We have been heartened by the strong statements from college and university presidents across the country.  It is crucial that higher education and the investment industry call out this ongoing threat to our democracy.   It is also critical to recognize that so many of the lies and conspiracy theories threatening a peaceful transfer of power are fueled by explicitly racist ideologies proactively working to preserve and strengthen white supremacy in America.  Colleges and universities must continue to enhance...

Read More


Five Top Things Endowments Needs to Know About IEN Racial...

This post by Gwladys Ngatchou, of IEN, is part of a series in which IEN members and network partners share their thinking about intentional endowment investing to address racial injustice and other diversity, equity, and inclusion themes. Follow along to read members' insights on five points endowments and institutions can learn and apply from IEN’s primer to gain financial returns while investing for a just and sustainable economy.

Read More


Congratulations to Board Member Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

We are so proud to share two well-deserved recognitions of achievement for our Board Member, Dianne Dillon-Ridgley.

Read More


Impact Update: Net Zero for Everyone

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference April 2021: Making Net Zero Portfolios the New Norm

Read More


IEN Q&A: Defined Contribution Plans with an ESG Overlay: ...

Amrita Sareen, Senior Advisor at the Intentional Endowment Network in this post interviews five investment experts on the challenges of ESG focused retirements plans. Click here to access previous interviews 

Read More


IEN Members Insight: A Snapshot of the 2020 Intentional E...

The annual member survey is one of the ways in which we assess how members are engaging with the network, what they find useful, and what priorities are emerging for this community. This post provides a snapshot of what IEN members had to say about their participation in the network.

Read More


How IEN is Supporting the Education of the Next Generatio...

IEN focuses on addressing inequality and the climate crisis by mobilizing capital through endowments, retirement funds, and student-managed investment funds (SMIFs). This spring, we released a new report on the state of the field of SMIFs, highlighting the assets under management, fund structure, and sustainable investing strategies used by SMIFs. SMIFs provide an experiential education opportunity for students interested in finance by allowing students to actively participate in financial markets by managing a real investment portfolio. These SMIFs support students in gaining real-world experience and developing their professional networks, frequently resulting in high job placement rates.

Read More


A New Approach to Investing in Public Stocks through a Ra...

This post by Keith Beverly, of GRID 202 Partners, is part of a series in which IEN members and network partners share their thinking about intentional endowment investing to address racial injustice and other diversity, equity, and inclusion themes. Follow along to read members' insights on how to invest in public stocks through Racial Equity Lens. 

Read More


Congratulations to Board Member Dianne Dillon-Ridgley

We are so proud to share two well-deserved recognitions of achievement for our Board Member, Dianne Dillon-Ridgley.

Read More


DOL Paves the Way for ERISA Plan ESG Investments in Final...

Read More


Five Top Things Endowments Needs to Know About IEN Racial...

This post by Gwladys Ngatchou, of IEN, is part of a series in which IEN members and network partners share their thinking about intentional endowment investing to address racial injustice and other diversity, equity, and inclusion themes. Follow along to read members' insights on five points endowments and institutions can learn and apply from IEN’s primer to gain financial returns while investing for a just and sustainable economy.

Read More


How IEN is Supporting the Education of the Next Generatio...

IEN focuses on addressing inequality and the climate crisis by mobilizing capital through endowments, retirement funds, and student-managed investment funds (SMIFs). This spring, we released a new report on the state of the field of SMIFs, highlighting the assets under management, fund structure, and sustainable investing strategies used by SMIFs. SMIFs provide an experiential education opportunity for students interested in finance by allowing students to actively participate in financial markets by managing a real investment portfolio. These SMIFs support students in gaining real-world experience and developing their professional networks, frequently resulting in high job placement rates.

Read More


IEN Members Insight: A Snapshot of the 2020 Intentional E...

The annual member survey is one of the ways in which we assess how members are engaging with the network, what they find useful, and what priorities are emerging for this community. This post provides a snapshot of what IEN members had to say about their participation in the network.

Read More


IEN Q&A: Defined Contribution Plans with an ESG Overlay: ...

Amrita Sareen, Senior Advisor at the Intentional Endowment Network in this post interviews five investment experts on the challenges of ESG focused retirements plans. Click here to access previous interviews 

Read More


Impact Update: Net Zero for Everyone

Impact Update Intentionally Designed Endowments Making a Difference April 2021: Making Net Zero Portfolios the New Norm

Read More


Statement on the Attack on the US Capitol Building

The violent insurrection at the US Capitol yesterday was an horrific attack on democracy.  We join many others in condemning those involved, including Donald Trump for inciting this violence and praising those defacing the Capitol Building and terrorizing those serving our nation.  We have been heartened by the strong statements from college and university presidents across the country.  It is crucial that higher education and the investment industry call out this ongoing threat to our democracy.   It is also critical to recognize that so many of the lies and conspiracy theories threatening a peaceful transfer of power are fueled by explicitly racist ideologies proactively working to preserve and strengthen white supremacy in America.  Colleges and universities must continue to enhance...

Read More


The Top Two Questions I Hear from Investors Exploring CDFIs

This post by Andrea Longton of Opportunity Finance Network is part of a series in which IEN members share their thinking about intentional investing in the face of the global pandemic. Follow along to get insight into the new challenges and opportunities we as a network are facing. 

Read More


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